As an aspiring teacher/writer, I admire Judy Blume tremendously. She has done what I someday hope to do. To write a novel that becomes not only a one time read, but stays in the heart of the reader.
Summer Sisters is a novel by Judy Blume that I’ve read nearly every year since I was in middle school. There is something so special to me about this story. It completely captivates me. Maybe it’s because I am the borderline clone of Vix. Or maybe it’s because Laney is strikingly similar to someone in my family. Either way, whenever I read this novel I leave reality completely and find myself on The Vineyard with Caitlin and Vix.
I finished reading it again today and even though I knew how it would end, I was sad when it did. Even though I think the ending is actually how it should be, I wanted to know more about these beloved characters. *sigh* I could ramble on an on about how much I love this book, but I won’t. All I can say is that it truly is an amazing story about love, coming of age, friendship and betrayal.
Summer Sisters unfolds over almost twenty summers in the lives of two young women – from 1977 when they’re twelve to 1995 when they celebrate their thirtieth birthdays. There’s a love story at the center, and the story of a friendship more intense and longer lasting than many love affairs.